These Time-Lapse Photos Look Like they are Straight out of a Painting …Truly Incredible

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The art of taking time-lapse photography has been mastered by photographer Matt Molloy. His landscape pictures look like paintings with its streaks of color and light. Molloy calls this “time stacks.”

Time-lapse photography involves taking multiple photos over time of the same location. The photos are digitally “stacked” to create a single image. The image produced would display the passage of time with moving light and shadows. And Molloy sometimes stacks over a hundred photos to create a single image.

Here are some of his best works

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The skies, with their rippling and colorful clouds combined with the star trails, provide the dramatic effects for his photos. But Molloy also includes fixed man-made structures like rodes and power lines to contrast the constant motion of nature, making his photos more magical.

In the case of these wind turbines, even more motion is brought into the picture, turning the turbines into huge, fluffy tufts.

In the case of these wind turbines, even <em>more</em> motion is brought into the picture, turning the turbines into huge, fluffy tufts.

What would otherwise be standard, if still lovely, shots of fields, night skies, and lakes become otherworldly in Molloy's hands.

How would otherwise be standard, if still lovely, shots of fields, night skies, and lakes become otherworldly in Molloy’s hands!

You can see more of these beautiful photos from the prolific photograper’s Flickr and 500px accounts. Molloy also sells his artworks in print or in T-shirt form. For more information about Molloy, check out his Tumblr and Facebook accounts.

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